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Kobe's career in 24 quotes and 24 snapshots

''The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do''
"Everything negative -- pressure, challenges -- is all an opportunity for me to rise."
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
"Everything negative -- pressure, challenges -- is all an opportunity for me to rise."
''Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.''
''I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.''
''Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.''
"The important thing is that your teammates have to know you're pulling for them and you really want them to be successful." 
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
"The important thing is that your teammates have to know you're pulling for them and you really want them to be successful." 
''My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.''
''Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache.''
''The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.''
''A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.''
''When I look up in the crowd, and I see all the USA flags waving and people chanting USA, it gives you goosebumps''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''When I look up in the crowd, and I see all the USA flags waving and people chanting USA, it gives you goosebumps''
''The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.''
''I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way, or out of it.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way, or out of it.''
''Be authentic, and let them like you or not for who you actually are.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''Be authentic, and let them like you or not for who you actually are.''
''If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.''
''My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death.''
''I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.''
''We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.''
''Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.''
''We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.''
''Mamba out''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''Mamba out''
 ''Dear Basketball...''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
 ''Dear Basketball...''
''Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.''
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.''
''It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.'' 
Kobe Bryant \[1978-2020\]
''It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.''